John (Pei-Wen) Chiang, PhD, FACMG, Director of CEI Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory
The Casey Eye Institute Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory is a CLIA certified laboratory providing comprehensive molecular testing for genetic diseases involving the eye. Our mission is to identify causative genetic mutation(s) in a timely and cost effective manner.
We would like to share our philosophy and service delivery model. In essence, client satisfaction is our core value and purpose.
Next Generation Genetic Testing Arrives at Casey
We are delighted to announce that we have successfully integrated Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) with our PCR based platform. By doing so, we have expanded our previous panels and we have lowered the cost for the testing ofeach genetic condition.
CASEY GENETICIST AND COLLABORATORS UNCOVER GENE LINKED TO SEVERE CHILDHOOD BLINDNESS
For nearly three years, Troy and Jennifer Stevens struggled to learn the identity of the gene responsible for their son Gavin’s blindness. Although doctors were able to diagnose him with Leber congenital amaurosis – a rare form of inherited childhood blindness – the first round of genetic testing could not pinpoint the defective gene.